Twenty years after women flooded the UK with their demands, they still make up this country's poorest people. They are still murdered at a rate of two a week, by a partner or former partner. And their domestic labour is still invisible and unpaid. It is time for women to raise their voices again. This time a feminist political force is listening.
Hey, fellas! I'm gonna mansplain something to y'all today. I'm gonna mansplain a) what feminism is and b) why it's good for you, me, and all the other dudes. Let's begin simply. Let me tell you what feminism is not
In some ways, it's crazy that I have to expand on this post past the title. I will expand, but first let me repeat that - creating safe spaces for women is not sexism. In fact, denying women safe spaces is far more sexist and discriminatory.
Nicola Thorp, a former employee who was dismissed because she wasn't wearing high heels , created a petition and successfully persuaded the Parliament to launch the High heels and workplace dress codes inquiry. This is a significant call to end sexism on the physical side. However, I think it is the perfect time now for us to reflect about what "she" thinks.
Yes Ivanka, women work, that is a right we already have in most of the world. And while it never hurts to celebrate that, given her huge influence on a world stage, I think she could probably do with turning to page two in her 'Feminism for Dummies' book.
If a young woman has developed a coping strategy for street harassment, this means she needs one. I asked some female friends, and they all have them. They cross over roads when passing building sites, they take taxis to avoid bus stops, they fake phone calls, they wear headphones with no music on, they consider how likely street harassment is when choosing their clothes.
Step 1; Make it out of the Womb. (pre-birth) Admittedly, this step is entirely out of your control. Antiquated, discriminatory traditions may be an ob...
With the emphasis on its independence and celebration of difference, in such a creative, freeing space, the crowd are allowed to revel in their differences. This is done in with the background of a huge peaceful, friendly, love filled atmosphere.
We must accept that for decades women have asserted their rights both through stripping off and burning bra's to covering themselves up in clothing. This is about us as women deciding how we choose to dress, writing our own scripts and owning our own narratives And the men need to get with the programme and stop using women as pawns for the sake of their own control and power regardless of whether that be through democracy or dictatorship.
To the outside world, because they do not immediately dash for the door, women trapped by their abusive partners may seem submissive. In fact, they are resisting - they adopt survival techniques and actively find ways of coping. An abused woman fights, relentlessly, to keep herself and her children safe.
Whether you agree with the concept of hijab, burkinis, or modest wear in general is beside the point. Every woman should be allowed to consent to reveal or cover her own body. Her choice. Not an armed police guard and not a town Mayor's.
This may seem like a frivolous debate to have amidst ravaging wars across the globe and unprecedented levels of political uncertainty in Britain and across Europe but lets no longer glaze our words with honey and accept that this policing of Muslim women's attire is symptomatic of an entrenched issue France has with Islam.
We are tucked up in a quiet little bar in Leith, both my friend and I having chosen to live outside of the city centre of Edinburgh for this years Fri...
With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...
These athletes sacrifice a lot to work hard and travel to Rio to compete and achieve greatness from their athletic ability which gets dwindled down to how they look. It ignores the countless hours, pain they've endured to work so hard to be recognised in their talent and craft
I'm only human. I'm not designed to starve myself to fit into anyone else's standards of beauty. And, model-wise or not, I certainly do not deserve to be told what body shape of mine someone else prefers. Let me assure you, trying to stay that thin is a LIFESTYLE, not an existence, and certainly not something I ever wish to recreate.